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ECC 17-20 Report


What a weekend for Avon! Firstly I had the pleasure of managing and coaching the 17-20 squad in York! They were all such a good/ fun and interesting team! 

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I really enjoyed every minute and even learned how to play cards!! Although Aidan Gibbons and Oscar Haywood may not agree that I actually learned!! But at least I wasn't as bad as Alex R!! 🙈

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Thanks, Fiach 'Irish' O'Rourke for all the organising that went into it beforehand that was purely down to you!
12th place was a good result and a couple of matches could have gone either way.!

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Our PLAYER'S PLAYERS of the weekend goes to Alex Robinson and Abby Radcliffe.  🏸🥇🥈👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 
But well done all of 
you, you all played so well.

All England Masters 2018 Success

With a record 440 players taking part in this year’s All England Open Masters, including over 150 Danish players, this is a prestigious event in the Masters Calendar. 11 players from Avon travelled to Hatfield to take part with varying degrees of success. Mike Cox, with partner Jim Garrett (Kent) won Gold at 70+ men’s doubles, finishing the season as an unbeaten partnership, having come through a 3 setter in the final 21-15,16-21,21-15 against the Kent partnership of Ian Brothers and Ray Sharp.

Joanna Elson and Val O’Neill (below) took the Gold at 70+ women’s doubles in a very tight all English final, against Hampshire’s Linda Coombes and Diane Fawn, 21-19, 22-20.

Also Joanna playing 70+ mixed doubles with partner Ken Tantum (Notts) was involved in a tough final against the top Danish pairing of Per Dabelsteen and Irene Sterlie but had to settle for Silver losing this 3 setter 17-21,21-19,13-21


 All England 2018 WD70 winners


Rob Newmarch Cup 2018 Roundup 


A special event today in memory of a special person.

Many thanks to Bob Hammersley & Olly Powers for running the tournament.

Thanks also to the 6 Team Managers who made it all happen - Mark Edwards, Lucy Manley, Lucy Gorham, Grace Li, Claire Buckingham & Bonny Mo.

Well done to the Winners NSBL - Mark (TM), Laura, Heather, Nicola, Bron, Becci, Christy & Bethan edging out Allstars in to Runners Up spot by just two games beating them 4-2 in the final action of the day.

Final thanks to every player who took part today and made it such a memorable celebration.?

Final Positions

2. Allstars
3. Avon Un20s
4. Bristol Uni
5. Avon Masters
6. Bristol League


RNC 2018

24th/25th March Final Senior County Championship Weekend 2017/18


Avon 1 - Premiership

National Badminton Centre, Bradwell Road, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK8 9LA

24th March 2018

11:00 Avon - Leicestershire

15:40 Avon - Middlesex


25th March 2018

10:00 Avon - Sussex


Team Members: Alison Marr, Devon Minnis, Jess Hopton, Kirby Ngan, Magda Lozniceriu, Xiao Xuan Teh, Adam Porter, Chris Coles, Chris Evans, George Nicolaou, George Priestman, Geoff Ball


Avon 2 - Division 2

University of Bath (Founders Hall), Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

24th March 2018

11:00 Avon 2 - Devon 2

14:30 Dorset - Avon 2


25th March 2018

11:00 Avon 2 - Wiltshire


Team Members: Amy Reddaway, Claire Buckingham, Lucy Manley, Pippa Larkin, Raveesha Fernando. Aidan Gibbons, Andy Craig, Jason Reading, Pablo Burns-Roa, Rob Armstrong, Tom Forsyth


Avon 3 - Division 3

The City Academy Bristol, Russell Town Avenue, Redfield, Bristol, BS5 9JH

24th March 2018

11:00 Avon 3 - Gloucestershire 2 

14:30 Somerset - Avon 3 


25th March 2018

11:00 Hampshire 3 - Avon 3 

Team MembersSam Phillips, Campbell Wilson, Dennis Perry, Phillip Sayer, Darren Wong, Caleb Walker, Heather Wrigglesworth, Bonny Mo, Nicola Wall, Lucy Gorham, Kat Gover, Em Temple-Redshaw


Avon 4 - Division 4

Five Rivers Health Club, Hulse Rd, Salisbury SP1 3NR

24th March 2018

11:00 Avon 4 - Herefordshire 

14:30 Avon 4 - Isle of Wight 


25th March 2018

10:30 West Glamorgan - Avon 4


Team Members: Abigail Kemp, Grace Li, Clara Fitzpatrick-Milton, Darren Chin, Harriet Mortimer, Liam Clements, Oscar Haywood

Avon 5 - Division 4

Five Rivers Health Club, Hulse Rd, Salisbury SP1 3NR

24th March 2018

11:00 Avon 5 - Dorset 3 

14:30 Avon 5 - Herefordshire 

25th March 2018

10:30 Wiltshire 2 - Avon 5


Team Members: Alice Lamb, Louise King, Aimee Morgan, Hannah Warren, Skye McCrimmond, Izzy Mullen, Paul McCrimmond, Cav Evans, Rory Farwell, Sam Hedges, Sam Weekes


Avon 6 - Division 4

Five Rivers Health Club, Hulse Rd, Salisbury SP1 3NR

24th March 2018

11:00  West Glamorgan - Avon 6 

14:30 Avon 6 - Wiltshire 2


25th March 2018

10:30 Avon 6 - Herefordshire 


Team Members: Fiach O'Rourke, Alex Smith, Rob Adams, David Bailey, Stephen Oldham, Cam Elliot, Delphi Evans, Susanna Ogden, Jane Watson, Becci Egan, Penny Scott, Lucy Denning.


South West County

Junior Badminton Championships


Calling all junior players in the South West - we need you! Come and enter the South West County Junior Badminton Championships on the 16th and 17th June. The tournament is open to all junior players affiliated with Clubs/Schools within the South West Counties BA. More information can be found in the entry form documents attached below.

It will be held in Melksham at the Christie Miller Sports Centre, Lancaster Way, Bowerhill, Melksham Wilts SN12 6QU



Saturday 16th June - U12 & U16 events 

Sunday 17th June - U14 & U18 events 

Each age group U12, U14, U16, U18 will have boys' singles & doubles and girls' singles & doubles 


Entry fees:

Doubles: £13.00

Singles: £11.00 


Entry Forms:

Saturday 16th June, Under 12 & Under 16 Events Entry Form

Sunday 17th June, Under 14 & Under 18 Events Entry Form

Closing date for entries is 8th June 2018



Coaching Courses and CPD Spring 2018 


Coaching Bursaries:

Coaching bursaries are available. Those interested in a coach education bursary will need to complete an application form and have paid for the course up front. Applicants will need to demonstrate how they meet the criteria outlined on the form – all applications will be assessed by the Education and Training Team at Badminton England. Only those that meet the criteria will be accepted. We particularly welcome applications from female coaches.

 Application form:


Level 2 Coaching Courses:

The UKCC Badminton Level 2 coaching course, taking place at Gordano School, North Somerset is now live, and available to take bookings.

The course dates are:
Day 1:                    Saturday 13th October 2018                     9am-5pm
Day 2:                    Sunday 14th October 2018                       9am-5pm
Day 3:                    Sunday 11th November 2018                   9am-5pm
Assessment:          Sunday 16th December 2018                   9am-5pm

£355 for Registered Coaches
£370 for Badminton England Members
£380 for Non-Members

To book a place, or for more information please click here. (NB: To book onto a level 2 coaching course, you must hold the level 1 coaching qualification. All learners must be 18 or over on the first day of the course unless advised otherwise).

Coaching bursaries are available and information can be found above. 


Continuing Professional Development (CPD):

For more information on the below courses and how to book please follow this link:


Marketing for Clubs: 

Wednesday 14th March 2018, 19:00-21:00, University of the West of England, Bristol, BS16 1QY. Cost: £10 per club (Max 2 people)


QCF Emergency First Aid at Work (Sports First Aider):

Sunday 18th March, 09:00-16:00, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Bristol, BS16 1QY. Cost: £58.00


Safeguarding and Protecting Children:

Monday 9th April 2018, 18:30-21:30, Odd Down Sports Ground, Chelwood Drive, Bath, BA2 2PR. Cost: £42.00

Monday 16th April 2018, 18:30-21:30, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Bristol, BS16 1QY. Cost: £42.00

Thursday 3rd May 2018, 18:30-21:30, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Bristol, BS16 1QY. Cost: £42.00


Coaching Opportunities:

Wesport is seeking exceptional individuals to contribute to the delivery of Wesport’s new athlete development initiative. For more information, please follow this link:


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